From April 16 to May 13, the Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies will host the preview exhibition of the Days of Contemporary Art (DOCA) international festival.
The exposition will feature mainly student works created by their authors alone or within the workshops of Valery Chtak, Vasilisa Lebedeva, and Evgenia Malysheva.
The exhibition’s topic is What Is Your Name. That is the phrase exchanged at the beginning of a conversation as a sign that we are ready for conversation. This phrase reflects the desire to know another person. By creating a system of relationships, the exhibition establishes the new landscape of subjectivities both as a place and as an event.
The exhibition will involve volunteers who will serve as mediators, tell visitors about the exposition, and help them navigate themselves.
In March, three workshops curated by famous artists started their work. The resulting projects will be presented at the exhibition. This year, the workshops have the closed format and are organized for IGUMO and MKIK students.
Valery Chtak is a conceptual artist. He works in a variety of styles: graphics and street art, code exploration, cultures and languages, and creation of images from texts and pictures. His works are kept in many famous galleries (the State Tretyakov Gallery, the Vladimir Smirnov and Konstantin Sorokin Foundation, and the Moscow Museum of Modern Art), the corporate collection of the Deutsche Bank, and the private collections of Bernard Arnault, Pierre Brochet, Dmitry Aksyonov, and Andrey Tretyakov.
Vasilisa Lebedeva is an artist, the co-founder of the Art.Boloto creative community, and the curator of White on White, AVOS, Waiting Room, Weather Forecast, and How Old Is the Stone projects. In her works, she turns to the topics of consciousness, interaction of people with the surrounding world, and self-knowledge. The artist is interested in the matters of world order and personal mythology.
Evgenia Malysheva is an artist and researcher. She is the author of the (IN) SIDE project art initiative. Her works change the way viewers perceive familiar phenomena and objects through transmediality and translation of scientific knowledge into the field of art. It invites the viewers to reflect and pay more attention to their feelings and actions. In her recent work, Evgenia Malysheva addresses the topic of humanism. She explores the products by machine intelligence and algorithms and draws parallels with human consciousness.
Come to the preview exhibition of the Days of Contemporary Art (DOCA) international festival from April 16 to May 13, 2022. It will take place at the Institute for the Humanities and Information Technologies (IGUMO).
Register in advance by following the link: doca-events-org.timepad.ru/event/1850462/
Translated by Nikolay Gavrilov02.04.2022